†The Speedometer is a feature in earlier Mario Kart games that shows how fast a kart is driving. The Speedometer can only reach its limit while on 150cc engine class. It can even go OVER the max when using a Mushroom or Boost Pad.
First introduced in Mario Kart 64, it was a second option that could be toggled on in place of the mini-map (third option was distance view). It appears on the bottom right hand corner of the game screen in Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. In both games it is only available in single-player mode (or co-op Grand Prix). It also appears in the Time Trial mode for Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
Mario Kart 64's speedometer was in kilometres per hour (km/h) for all regions. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!'s speedometer was in miles per hour (mph) for the North American and European versions of the game, and in kilometres per hour (km/h) for the Japanese version.
- A speedometer was going to appear in Mario Kart DS, which can be seen in some early screenshots, but it got removed in the final game.
- In Mario Kart Double Dash!!, it will also be displayed if a two-player co-op Grand Prix is played.
- The speedometer is now absent in recent Mario Kart games, starting in Mario Kart Wii, because of its uselessness.